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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Metairie LA

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Metairie, LA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hearing aids, hearing aid devices, local doctors as well as information on hearing centers and content on hearing.

Creel Hearing Center
(504) 265-1480
3330 Lake Villa Dr Ste 100
Metairie, LA
Services
Hearing Evaluations Pediatric/Newborn Audiology Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Balance Assessment Tinnitus Evaluation Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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New Orleans Speech
(504) 265-9579
1636 Toledano St
New Orleans, LA
Services
Our ServicesAudiology Speech/LanguageAssesmentRemediationHearing AidsAugmentative Communication Devices
Hours
SundayClosed
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LSU Healthcare Network
(504) 265-9582
533 Bolivar St Ste 566
New Orleans, LA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audiological Consultants, LLC
(318) 277-2057
1408 Metro Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Audiology is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. The individuals who practice Audiology Consultants of Louisiana, Inc. are called Audiologists. Audiologists diagnose, treat and manage conditions related to hearing loss and balance problems. These individuals obtain a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university program.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Green Clinic
(318) 497-4516
1200 S Farmerville St
Ruston, LA
Services
Pharmacy Chemotherapy Infusion Center Endoscopy Center Green Clinic Surgical Hospital Cardiac Center Nuclear Medicine Procedures Physical & Occupational Therapy Pulmonary Lab Clinical Laboratory Services Audiology and Speech Clinical Research
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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East Jefferson E N T Clinic
(504) 265-9570
3645 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
Hours
SundayClosed
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LSU Medical Center
(504) 265-9578
1900 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Southern Discount Hearing Aids
(504) 265-9573
120 Meadowcrest St Ste 200
Gretna, LA
Services
Affordable repairs for all makes, all brands and all models.Have you ever been told your hearing instruments could NOT be repaired? If so, TRY US, we can.Hearing tests at no chargeAs a service to the community, we provide hearing tests at no charge, as well as video otoscope presentations of the interior of hearing aids and the interior of the ear canal to show our patients what the problems may or not be due to cerumen (earwax).Many of our in-house services we do at no charge for the hearing co
Hours
SundayClosed
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The Hearing Clinic
(888) 711-4051
527 Foret St
Thibodaux, LA
Services
Hearing test for all ages, Hearing aids, Hearing aid repairs, custom earplugs for swimming, noise, and music
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Lafayette Hearing & Balance Center
(337) 205-7418
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 402
Lafayette, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better

Hearing Aids

© September 1999 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. 

Question: Are hearing aids the real answer to help me hear better?

Answer: That’s a good question. Obviously, hearing aids help us hear better by making sounds louder to compensate for our diminished hearing. That is their primary purpose and they do quite a good job of it too in many cases. However, hearing aids do several other things too such as processing sounds and attempting to filter out undesirable noise. Perhaps one of the lesser-known, yet vitally important things they do is to compress sounds to fit our reduced dynamic hearing range. This means they increase the volume of soft sounds, yet at the same time, automatically limit the volume of loud sounds so they don’t hurt our ears.

For example, when I listen to classical music without my hearing aids, the volume appears to vary dramatically. When only the strings are playing I often don’t hear a thing. However, if I turn the volume up to hear these fainter sounds when the whole orchestra fires up that volume hurts my ears. As a result, it is very hard to enjoy such music. However, when wearing my hearing aids, they amplify the soft sounds so I can hear them and at the same time limit the loud sounds so I can bear them. The result is that I enjoy listening to music much more with my hearing aids on.

However, you must realize that as good as modern hearing aids are, you need to remember that they are still only aids to better hearing. They do not restore hearing to normal. Hearing aids are far from perfect. At best they typically only restore your hearing to the equivalent of a mild loss. Many first time hearing aid users don’t like the unnatural sounds they now hear, nor do they like all the noise they now have to try to hear through. This is not so much the fault of the hearing aids as it is of our faulty ears.

You see, when we lose our hearing to some degree or other, strange things happen to our ears at the same time. One of these is that we lose our ability to filter out extraneous noise like we used to. Another is that we no longer hear as clearly as we used to. To us sounds are now "fuzzy". This means that we often cannot distinguish between two words that are similar in frequency—for example "sun" and "fun." Generally the worse our hearing loss is, the fuzzier our hearing becomes.

Therefore, we need more help than just the amplification that hearing aids give us. You must realize that hearing aids alone are not the total answer. You need to combine the help you get with hearing aids with other coping strategies. One of the most effective coping strategies is speechreading. (Lip reading was the old term.) With speechreading the words "fun" and "sun" are relatively easy to distinguish by watching the persons face. For example, I may hear the "un" sound and speechread the "s" or the "f" sound...

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